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Re: BCM WiFi Problem



On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 04:20:16 +0100, Andy Green wrote:

> :
>> Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>>> I am thinking of again reinstalling the system, and trying without
>>> ndiswrapper. 
>>>
>>> Any opinions on this?
>>>
>> Reinstalling the system is a rather drastic approach to changing the
>> driver you are using. Changing the alias in /etc/modprobe.conf or
>> /etc/modprobe.d/<file> and rebooting is more then enough. If you
>> don't want to reboot, you could run:
> 
> Right... I hesitate to call anything that can work "wrong", but
> ndiswrapper is an amazing hack that should be avoided if at all possible.
> 
> Hint for making sure ndiswrapper is no longer allowed to get a look-in: add
> 
> install ndiswrapper /bin/true
> 
> to /etc/modprobe.conf, remove everything else in there that mentions
> ndiswrapper, and either modprobe -r ndiswrapper or reboot.
> 
> -Andy

In this case it is not as drastic as it seems because I have
nothing of importance in the partition, and the wait time
forces me to take care of neglected matters not related
to computers.  I am sure, however, that I will make use of
your advice in the future.

On my fresh system, I intend to proceed using bcm43xx-fwcutter
followed by wpa_supplicant. From what I have seen so far,
I think that I should be able to get my WiFi to work with these.

What do you think?

Mike.



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